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Brief Research Interests: 

Microbial ecology, subsurface microbiology, geomicrobiology

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Research Interests

Microbial ecology, subsurface microbiology, geomicrobiology, coupling of microbial rates and processes to physical and chemical parameters in the environment, sensing and monitoring of microbes, methods for sampling the earth’s subsurface for microorganisms, bioremediation.

Current Research

  • Microbiology of methane hydrates and methane seeps in marine sediments.
  • Microbial induced calcite precipitation in aquifers and the subsurface.
  • Molecular methods for detecting microbes in the environment.
  • Estimates of in situ rates of microbial activities in deep Earth environments.
  • Diversity of microbes in Earth systems.

Education

1986 Ph.D., Microbiology, Virginia Tech
1982 M.S., Microbiology, Northern Arizona University
1977 B.A., Biology, Whitman College